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firefighters team up with meteorologists to battle the fire in the santa cruz mountains. the late now at noon firefighters team up with meteorologists to battle the fire in the santa cruz mountains. the latest challenge, the wind. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. kpix 5's maria medina is live in the santa cruz mountains
with the latest on the firefight. >> reporter: this fire now stands at nearly 4,000 acres, 22% contained. behind me a much different story than yesterday when there was a lot of smoke. now it's everywhere and that's because of the wind. firefighters slowed down the spread of the "loma fire" but now there's a new concern up ahead. >> we do have some concerns tomorrow with possible forecast to 30- to 40-mile-per-hour winds at the ridgetops. >> reporter: the cooler weather is bringing winds that could shift the "loma fire." a team behind the scenes is hard at work. >> i'm the incident meteorologist. >> reporter: bob is the "loma fire"'s only meteorologist. he works 24/7. >> we basically predict the weather for that incident specifically. >> reporter: bob then gives that information to this man. >> i'm the fire behavior
analyst. >> reporter: he predicts what the fire wants to do based on the weather, fuel -- and fire history of the area. their main goal help firefighters fight the fire while keeping them safe. >> we are giving them as much information as we can. >> reporter: because of the predictions, right now firefighters are trying to get ahead of the fire before the winds arrive to stop it from spreading and destroying everything in its path. >> we want to get in today and do as much work as we can. >> reporter: so far this fire destroyed one home and six outbuildings. they hope to control it by monday but it all depends on the wind. cal fire plans to hold a meeting this evening at 7 p.m. with evacuees at loma prieta school to give them an update.
here's roberta with the weather conditions. >> today's the perfect day to plan for the onslaught of the very windy conditions to come within the next 24 hours. the weather conditions in the "loma fire" area in the santa cruz mountains in the county of santa clara, air temperatures between 70 and 79. the winds are light out of the west to about 10 miles per hour. you can see that by the arrows or the stream, wind particle map, wind drifting in off the ocean. that's an onshore push. we anticipate winds to pick up to 40 miles per hour tomorrow. right now, locally up to 15 in san francisco. 20 at sfo. winds have been increasing in san ramon and look at the wind speeds right now in the fairfield area out of the southwest at 23. we do have an improving situation at sfo where we had delays up to an hour 30 due to the bank of low clouds and fog. temperatures have cooled significantly compared to just yesterday and we'll talk about the additional cooling effect and the winds and how it's all
going to affect the weekend coming up. a train packed with commuters barreled into a busy station in hoboken, new jersey, this morning. there's one confirmed death and dozens injured. jamie yuccas has the latest. >> reporter: witnesses say the commuter train slammed through a barrier into a wall at full force inside the rail station in hoboken, new jersey. michael larson a transit employee was inside the terminal about 30 feet away from the crash. >> i observed it coming at a high rate of speed. it went over the bumper block through the air, traveled about another 40 feet came to a rest. >> reporter: people were standing on the platform waiting to commute into new york city. >> there were folks hobbling around, people holding their limbs, holding their backs and things like that. there were definitely some bad injuries. >> reporter: officials say the station's roof partially collapsed on the train and debris littered the reception area. >> blood kind of like around their faces, um, people were, like, you know, kind of
holding on to each other. >> reporter: rescue crews climbed through train cars to reach trapped passengers. the injured passengers were taken to a parking lot that turned into a triage area. federal investigators will try to figure out what happened here. they will look at various factors including the condition of the tracks and the speed of the train. >> so we're not going to speculate about the cause of the accident. fact is that we're in the middle of an investigation. >> reporter: new jersey transit service has been suspended at the hoboken station indefinitely. jamie yuccas, cbs news, hoboken, new jersey. >> the nj transit and path trains are set to have technology installed that could have prevented this crash. but that's not scheduled until 2018. new at noon, the man accused in a bizarre kidnapping for ransom case in vallejo changed his plea to guilty hoping to get a lighter sentence. under the plea terms, matthew muller can avoid the maximum sentence of life in prison and the government will recommend
he be sentenced to no more than 40 years. the story got national attention as many likened it to the plot of the movie "gone girl." vallejo police initially accused the victim of making up the story. the department now faces a lawsuit. the victim's attorney is holding a press conference this afternoon in san francisco. stay with kpix 5 for the latest development. we're now learning the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in san diego was ordered to be deported twice. but his native uganda refused to take him. alfred olango was a refugee in 1991 and was later ordered to be deported in two separate convictions. one for drug charges, the other for firearms. authorities told the "associated press" today olango stopped reporting to immigration officers in february 2015. he was shot to death earlier this week in el cajon after police say he pointed an object at an officer. it turned out to be a vap smoking device. we are learning new details about the events leading up to
the south carolina school shooting that injured two students and a teacher. police say the alleged shooter a 14-year-old killed his father at home and then called his grandparents who said that he was emotional before he headed to the school and fired shots on the playground. frantic parents were alerted by text to come to the school as soon as students were evacuated. >> i saw her come out and i just ran to her, crying. just gave her a big hug. you know? just thankful. >> one of the students is in critical condition. the other student and teacher who were injured have been released from the hospital. investigators say that there's no link between the suspected shooter and the victims at the school. the gunman is in police custody. to the campaign trail. with just 40 days left before election day, the presidential candidates are focusing on battleground states. hillary clinton is in iowa, donald trump in new hampshire. craig boswell has the latest
from the white house. >> reporter: for a second day in a row, donald trump defended his comments about former miss universe alica machado, whom he had called miss piggy because she had gained a lot of weight. last night trump said he was trying to help her. >> but they wanted to fire her. i saved her job because i said, that's going to be ruinous. i have done that with a number of the young ladies where i saved their job. but the staff itself -- you know what happened? look what i get out of it. i get nothing. >> reporter: hillary clinton first mentioned machado during monday night's debate. during campaign stops wednesday, trump mocked clinton's break from campaigning to recover from "pneumonia." >> day off, day off, day off, all those day offs -- and then she can't even make it to her car. isn't it tough? >> reporter: hillary clinton is in iowa today for the first day of in-person early voting. yesterday, clinton joined bernie sanders in a push to win over millennials. >> there is no group of americans who have more at
stake in this election than young americans because so much of what will happen will affect your lives, your jobs. >> reporter: a recent poll shows young people are the least enthusiastic about the election and more than a third of those likely to vote will support third party candidates. clinton hold a fundraiser tonight in chicago. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. >> the first and only vice- presidential debate between democrat tim kaine and republican mike pence is scheduled for tuesday night. you can watch it right here on kpix 5 starting at 6:00. the ceo of wells fargo was in the hot seat today in dc again. the san francisco-based bank is accused of ripping off millions of americans by setting up fraudulent accounts. ceo john stumpf told the house financial services committee that's deeply sorry, what he said last week, as well.
>> i am fully accountable for all unethical sales practices in our retail banking business and i'm fully committed to fixing this issue strengthening our culture and taking the necessary steps and actions to restore our customers' trust. we should have done more sooner. >> just yesterday, the state treasurer announced that california would be cutting off important business relationships with wells fargo. governor brown signed a bill today to create a state- run retirement program for californians who don't have one through their work. nearly 7 million people will be automatically enrolled unless they opt out. employers will be required to deduct money from each paycheck. ♪[ music ] still ahead, good news for crab fishermen and crab lovers. after tough times last year, the latest sign this season could be right on target. >> plus a cheap getaway jetblue offering low cost flights but you may need to be flexible. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
vacaville. the fire doesn't pose a threat to any stru firefighters are letting a hay fire burn out in dixon, northeast of vacaville. the fire doesn't pose a threat to any structures. the fire department says people may see smoke from the freeway as it moves toward sacramento. dungeness crab season is here. you may get them on your plate sooner this year. lisa chan on the positive signs after last year's tough luck. >> reporter: for 37 years, john has been a fisherman working 20 hours every day to make a living. two-thirds of his annual salary comes from selling crab. so last year with the crab season closed, he lost a huge part of his income. >> borrowing money from friends and, i mean, you know, we live
in the most expensive place in the nation, probably. [chuckling] >> so it's very big challenge to survive with little or no income. >> reporter: last year, high levels of domoic acid were detected in the crabs so they posed a significant risk to the public if consumed. but the california department of public health started testing dungeness crab a few weeks earlier than usual this year and so far results are normal for this time of the year which is is great news for fishermen like mellor. >> everything is looking really good in the ocean so i imagine stuff is going to bounce back big and, you know, just got to hang on to, you know, where we can start crab fishing again. >> reporter: the owner of alioto fish company buys crab and fish from fishermen like mellor and sells them to many restaurants at fisherman's wharf. she was extremely pleased with these latest test results. >> very optimistic. very hopeful. getting excited. starting to get the inventory where it should be in terms of
packaging and, um, bags and, you know, just getting ready for the season. >> reporter: the dungeness crab season is supposed to start november 5 for recreational fishermen and november 15th for commercial just in time for people to get crab for the holidays. the department of public health will continue to test crab once a week and it will have a better idea if there's a chance that crab season will be delayed by the end of october. at fisherman's wharf, lisa chan, kpix 5. "dreamforce" "salesforce's" big annual conference in san francisco starts next week but street closures around the moscone center start tonight at 8 p.m. howard street will be shut down between 3rd and 4th streets. it won't re-open until late on october 9, when the conference closes. expect heavy traffic on the day the conference starts. let's check the big board now. the dow is down 157. if you need a break from the bay area, jetblue may have some deals for you.
the airline is offering seats for as low as $20 one way to destinations like long beach or las vegas. you may have to do some searching. the cheap fares may be for early-morning or midweek flights. >> that's okay if you get a cheap flight, right? >> yes. >> roberta? [ laughter ] >> yes? >> i did actually for $33. >> wow. >> i got it for $33. how about that? good afternoon. if you are flying out of the bay area we no longer have delays. sfo was experiencing over an hour and a half delays earlier due to a low ceiling but take a look now at san jose. clear skies except that bit of a tinge in the atmosphere. can you see this? that's the smoke that's been entrained in the wind flow into the santa clara valley. temperatures right now 56 santa rosa. it's in the 70s in livermore. it's now 71 in san jose, where we have some moderate air quality in the forecast there today. swells around the south-central portion of the bay. this is our satellite-radar. we started off the morning with
an extensive and expansive deck of low clouds and fog pretty compressed to about 1500 feet pushed onshore, repeat performance again tonight. but overall, sunny and cooler today. dry front blows through tomorrow. you will notice increasing winds but no precipitation. we'll have light rain in the vicinity on sunday due to this, upper level area of low pressure very unusual for this time of the year projected to take a nosedive into the bay area changing up our weekend forecast like this. watch our futurecast. look at the rain showers offshore for the most part nicking the north bay where we do anticipate about two-tenths of an inch of rain and just anything south of the golden gate bridge, a few sprinkles. could see about a tenths of an inch of rain though towards mill valley. 67 in the high sierra due to the front. we have a fire weather watch in effect for friday. and we have a red flag warning in effect for the reno area. today temperatures in the 60s and 70s down to the 80s. 81 today in livermore down from
91 degrees yesterday. variable winds to 15 but increasing tomorrow. sunset at 6:55. and this is what we'll see by then. 56 in colma to 82 in brentwood. cooler tomorrow. light rain sunday. tonight if you are heading out to the giants game, chilly conditions, 57 degrees. meanwhile tomorrow we have fall horseracing continuing at 2:30 in pleasanton. pleasant conditions there. >> yeah. not bad. 80 degrees? >> yeah. >> i'll take it. >> baby needs a new pair of shoes! [ laughter ] >> right. >> i know i do. all right. still ahead, teaching photography and more. how a bay area woman is helping bridge the digital divide among young people. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nomination to coolschools@ kpix.com, and we may come and feature your school on the show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
people? sharon chin introduc it is a big challenge. how do you close the digital divide among low income young people? sharon introduces us to the san francisco woman giving them free training, mentoring and jobs. she is this week's bay area jefferson award winner. >> you guys get that? >> reporter: from still photography to film make young -- to filmmaking,people aged 11 to 24 focus on valuable new skills at the bayview-hunters point center for arts and technology, baycat for short. its president and ceo, villy
wang, created the media arts school in san francisco. >> they are seeing this is actual work they can do. in addition they are seeing there's a business. >> reporter: students who graduate from the academy program can work in baycat's production company and create media for such high-profile auto desk and the golden state warriors. baycat produced this video for the warriors black history month celebration. the work pays for the academy so the classes can be offered for free. >> villy founded baycat in 2004 inspired partly by her mother. >> she just proved to me that if you have a vision or if you have a will, you know, go out and go do it. >> reporter: villy's mother an immigrant from china rose from a sweatshop worker to a factory owner new york and yet -- >> at the end of the day she never really believed she mattered. so baycat is based on the fact that i believe and want the community and everybody to believe that every person's
story matters. i would want to map out the story as much as possible. >> reporter: villy draws on her background in education, the arts, law and nonprofit business. she motivates students like hoe go castillo to find his voice. >> my name is hugo castillo and i want to be a filmmaker. i feel like a lot of people don't have the opportunity to tell their story so i think through baycat it was just such an amazing opportunity to be able to finally do that. >> reporter: to this person villy is like a mother. >> she believes in us, makes mefeel confident and empowers me to do awesome. >> if you are letting more light in you want to bling master. -- faster. >> reporter: so for creating baycat to educate, employ and empower local income young people, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to villy wang. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> villy says one of the student shot video of a conversation with former police chief greg suhr about racial bias and the chief used it as part of police academy training during his tenure.
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